COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

by Centers for Disease Control

(The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19.)


(click on the self checker "get started" button to open the assessment tool)

Merced County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information and Updates

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

 Staying in Connected in Time of Physical Distancing

How LGBTQ youth can cope with anxiety and stress during COVID-19

Anxiety Reduction Resources

Resources for emotional support and well-being

NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

Mental Health Amid the COVID-19 Crisis - Active Minds

Mental Health Apps

Mental Health Apps pdf

Allergy and Asthma

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - conditions and treatments Find a provider:
A Variety of Information about Asthma and All Types of Allergies-information, resources, online support groups

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

American Red Cross - training, disaster assistance resources
California Department of Public Health Disaster Preparedness Information

Drugs & Alcohol

 Alcohol Rehab Guide- Information on the signs of alcohol addiction, the effects, and the support options for those involved.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Information regarding AA, as well as links to local meetings is available
Merced College Drug & Alcohol Free Campus - Merced College Drug and Alcohol Free Campus statement, policy and procedure Statement, Policy & Procedure
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA) National Recovery Month - promotes the benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, highlights the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the messages that recovery in all forms is possible

Flu Information

Health Insurance

(Merced College does not endorse any particular third-party insurance option; we list examples of how you can use the web to shop for health insurance).

Covered California -Health insurance plans for individuals and families. Financial assistance is available on a sliding scale, with more support for those who earn less. Covered California will help you determine if you qualify for these types of assistance programs. Covered California: Health Insurance for Students

Heart Health

American Heart Association -
Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning)

The Place - The PLACE is a non-religious support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 14-20, based in Modesto, CA. Parent support groups also available.
The Trevor Project-A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Mental Health

The Alex Project-crisis text line
CalHOPE-offers crisis counseling after a federal declaration of emergency, and offers resources and information to help people find their way during these difficult times.

or call (833) 317-4673

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance | Support Groups Central

Merced College Personal Counseling Information - personal counseling services for enrolled Merced College students
The National Mental Health Association - online screening, finding a provider or support group, paying for treatment
Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services- mental health and substance recovery services; 24 hour crisis line Mental Health Crisis line-(209) 381-6800 (24 hours) - An on line space where young people can receive and give support, inspiring their peers to get through tough times. 

Merced County Resources

Low Cost Local Clinics - Clinics in the "Health Care Resources" pdf link below accept Medi-cal & Healthy Families. If you are low income and have no health insurance, these clinics may provide services at reduced charges.

Health Care Resources

Merced County Prescription Drug Discount Program


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Information and activities regarding nutrition, healthy weight, diseases, allergies and health conditions 
Merced County Food Bank-emergency food pantries; community food distribution. - dietary guidelines, nutrition assistance programs, food safety, calorie and nutrition content of foods 
US Dept of Agriculture - food groups, tips and resources, interactive tools, and print materials 
Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk; provides nutritious foods to supplement diets; information on healthy eating, including breastfeeding promotion and support; and referrals to health care 

Public Health

California Department of Public Health
Merced County Department of Public Health

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Awareness Information & Resources

Merced College Violence Prevention and Advocacy Resources - information, prevention and reporting process
"loveisrespect" - a resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) - anti-sexual violence organization; provides information regarding prevention, reporting, recovery, support, statistical information. 
Valley Crisis Center-Merced - provides domestic violence and sexual assault services, including a 24 hour hotline, crisis response and advocacy, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, and community education 
Valley Crisis Center Crisis Line (209)722-4357 (24 hours a day) 

Sexuality / Reproductive Care/Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)

Bedsider-Think of Bedsider as your partner in birth control. We can even make it sexy, friendly, and a little fun.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -Sexually Transmitted Infection Information
Planned Parenthood - sexual and reproductive healthcare and information

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Foundation - prevention, warning signs, information and events 
Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection - American Cancer Society

Summer Health

California West Nile Virus Website - FAQ's, active cases, and reporting procedures

Centers for Disease Control-Extreme Heat & Heat Related Illness-prevention, signs & symptoms, treatment

Tobacco Use, Prevention, Effects of Use, Quit Information & Resources

American Cancer Society - Stay Away from Tobacco-provides FAQs and resources for helping smokers and users of smokeless tobacco quit
Quit Assist Resource Guide - phone and online support and counseling, quit resources, and testimonials 
TobaccoFreeCA - telephone and online resources and information

 Veteran Resources

Merced College 1st Lt. Peter J. Gallo  Veterans Resource Center-
  • Veterans Certifying Official
  • Computers and Printing Services
  • Lending Library (Borrow Books)
  • Veterans Education Counselors
  • Veteran Peer Guides (English & Math)
  • Networking Opportunities

Wellness Central

This is a free health and wellness resource created especially for California Community College students.  This resource is here for you to access in your space at your pace!